Empanadas stuffed with parmigiano reggiano and aubergine parmigiana - Argentina

Appetizera few minutes24 months


For the dough:

400 g plain flour

110 g cold lard

110 g warm water with 3 g of dissolved salt

For the filling:

150 g of long black aubergines

120 g of diced provolone cheese

80 g of grated Parmigiano Reggiano 24 months

tomato sauce with basil

fresh basil leaves


In a mixing bowl put the flour and lard and mix (to a texture of fine bread crumbs). Dissolve the salt in warm water and pour a little at a time over the mixture of flour and lard. Mix until dough is smooth and elastic then form a ball and leave to rest in the fridge for a few hours, tightly covered and sealed. Cut the aubergines into small cubes (7-8 mm side), put them in a water and salt solution for about an hour and then squeeze thoroughly. Fry the aubergines in hot oil until lightly browned and drain to remove the excess oil. Mix all the ingredients, adding tomato sauce until it is a firm consistency. Rest the mix in the fridge. Meanwhile roll out the dough and, with a pastry cutter, cut into 12 cm diameter circles. Fill each circle with a teaspoon of the filling, fold in half and seal the edges well. Pierce the empanadas with a toothpick, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes at 170°C until they turn light brown.

Recipe by Maria Romano Comm’è amaro stu ppane

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